openSUSE Leap 15.1 Released

May 29, 2019

Better hardware support.

The openSUSE community has announced the release of openSUSE Leap 15.1, the stable release of the Linux-based distribution. OpenSUSE Leap 15.1 is targeted at IT professionals.

The release updates the graphics stack for the distribution, bringing significant improvements. Graphics hardware support released with the 4.19 Linux kernel was back-ported for Leap 15.1, which uses the 4.12 Linux kernel and supports additional graphics drivers for Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), along with improved support for the AMD Vega chipset. The release also adds a few popular WiFi drivers for more modern wireless chipsets.

OpenSUSE Leap 15.1 also comes with improvements to the YaST administration tool, including a better 4k display (HiDPI) experience. HiDPI displays are now auto-detected, and the UI is auto-scaled, giving the installer a beautifully crisp interface.

Some of the improvements to YaST have made for better management of services. Firewalld can be managed in text mode. There is a new user interface to manage Firewalld, including AutoYaST support/advancements. System administrators will have better control with Salt formulas in the yast2-configuration-management module, and management of SSH keys per user will make sysadmins tasks much more pleasant.

openSUSE Leap 15.1 is available for free download.

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